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The Bengali trio who designed the Grammy-winning album of Shakti! – GetBe...

Their pride in acknowledging their roots and hometown goes to show how Kolkata has shaped them

Chandannagar Museum now open to public - GetBengal story

Chandannagar College is the country’s only educational institution that was shut down from 1908-31 in view of the revolutionary activities

Where have all the letters gone?- GetBengal story

Letters have always played a crucial role in Bengal’s rural and urban lives

Where have all the birds gone? - GetBengal story

Two types of migratory birds come to Bengal, the Trans-Himalayan species and the local migratory birds

Takdira Begum received Padma Shri for astonishing work on Nakshi Kantha sti...

She is not just a craftsperson being awarded, but rather an inspirational story to be heard and told

‘Boro Lok er Beti Lo’ original singer & composer Ratan Kahar gets Padma...

He is more concerned about the poverty he has fought, yet keeping the folk songs of Birbhum alive

Kolkata Christmas Carnival 2023

Christmas lights herald in the charm of Kolkata Christmas Festival

The Life and Times of David Hare by Sarojesh Mukerjee – GetBengal story

The book launch event was graced by renowned novelist and poet Amit Chaudhuri and acclaimed historian Dr. Rosinka Chaudhuri

Bina Das, the fearless 21-years-old who asserted rebellion against British ...

Her actions consequently inspired many young women to participate in the freedom struggle of India

This winter, head to Sittong - 'The Orange Village of Darjeeling'

Quaint town of Kurseong is the new tourist destination

Rajdeep Mahant and Lisa Dutta become messiahs for stray dogs - GetBengal st...

Beating stray dogs is the most common form of assault, followed by their confinement and maiming them

WB Ham Radio club reunites lost father with son - GetBengal story

Ham radio is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together

Bongaon High School gets new arch in Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s name -...

The history of Bongaon is intertwined with the literary legend, Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay

Girl students set to join Scottish Church Collegiate School - GetBengal sto...

Girls will be entering the hallowed portal of the male stronghold from 2024

Kukur Tihar – celebrating the existence of man’s best friend - GetBenga...

According to legend, the dog is a messenger of Yama, the god of death, and they guard the doors of Heaven

Chandannagar Jagadhatri Puja spreading organ donation awareness through las...

It is celebrated over five days from Sasthi to Dashami

Legend behind Ma-i-toh Kali Temple of Sonamukhi - GetBengal story

Sonamukhi is an ancient settlement of Bankura and is renowned for its five-day-long festivities during Kali pujo

Upcoming investors’ summit aims to transform state to an industrial power...

The flagship investors’ summit of Government of West Bengal is now in its 7th edition

Blindness could not stop Sabita Haldar from becoming the Howrah Station ann...

Sabita lost her vision when she rejected the proposal of a young man

School built by architect Rajen Mookerjee completes 100 years

Bhabla Tantra Sir Rajendra High School is a renowned school in the Basirhat Sub-division

Mashaals herald Kali Puja of Malda following rituals of dacoits - GetBengal...

During the few days preceding the Puja, all the villagers turn strictly vegetarian

‘Kochuripana’ will no longer be a nuisance - generating handicrafts fro...

Visva Bharati student’s novel scheme gets state minister’s nod

Colonelgola Kali Mandir, Midnapore was frequented by freedom fighters - Get...

The Kali puja was started by the Dutta zamindar household

Motilal Seal, the first Bengali businessman to trade with Australia - GetBe...

First businessman to trade with Australia and use steamships

Here’s to the bygone musical ‘bebop’ era of Kolkata - GetBengal story...

Kolkata became the hotbed of jazz music during the 1970s

IAS officer Vivek Kumar’s special Puja release celebrates ‘touch’ - G...

Despite a super busy schedule, Vivek Kumar still finds time for music

Tamali Saha cracks IAS in first attempt at the age of only 23 - GetBengal s...

Her extraordinary journey serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring individuals all across the nation

Will Pyari Pandit’s historic pathshala where Sarat Chandra studied be res...

Pyari Pandit’s pathshala is in shambles as its condition deteriorates with time

West Bengal’s first ‘Palna’ scheme for abandoned infants - GetBengal ...

Each year, 11 million infants are forsaken in India, left near railroad tracks, city dumps, and bus stands, the possibility of death all but certain

Why Organic farmers are doing great in West Bengal - GetBengal story

With the help of organic farming, entrepreneurs are getting involved in new-age natural agriculture

UNESCO recognizes Bengal’s Durga Puja as the “Intangible Cultural Herit...

Nearly 36,946 community Durga Pujas are organized in Bengal, among which 2,500 take place within Kolkata

Sarees made of water hyacinth yarn set to win hearts - GetBengal story

Swachhata Pukare has teamed up with Naturecraft to create sarees using water hyacinths

The 'oh-so-unique' Raj Rajeshwari Durga Puja of Krishnanagar Rajbari – Ge...

This puja was started by Maharaja Rudra Roy, the great grandfather of Krishna Chandra Roy

Curious stories about the 480-year-old Naskari Durga Puja - GetBengal story...

The first day of Puja starts on Krishna Nabami, under a neem tree

Cook at Home this Pujo: Mitra Café style Fish Kabiraji - GetBengal story

The café’s signature item is the kabiraji cutlet and the most sought-after dish by foodies

Tradition reigns at 300-year-old Balisai Bhuiangarh Zamindarbari Durga Puja...

Since its inception, the Balisai Bhuiangarh Zamindars organized and financed Durga Puja and the tradition continues

Ghoshal Zamindar Bari Durga Pujo of Konnagar - GetBengal story

This year the puja of the Ghoshal Bari will complete its 569th year

Recreate Anadi Cabin’s Mughlai Paratha at home this Puja – GetBengal st...

Mughlai paratha is originally a deep-fried crispy Indian bread made with refined flour stuffed with egg or keema

Bengali techie makes it to Stanford's list of world's best scientists thric...

Professor Chakraborty has been researching advanced technologies on rural health systems for a long time

WBTDCL’s Puja Parikrama package is the ultimate Durga Puja experience - G...

From some of Kolkata’s most popular pujos to some of Bengal’s oldest, a list of pujas you must visit this year

Bengali midfielder emerging to rule in Canadian professional soccer - GetBe...

In October 2017, Shome made his MLS debut in the Montreal Impact's final game of the season

The fascinating journey of Hindol Roy, the antique gadget collector - GetBe...

Roy is a resident of College Para in Siuri, Birbhum district

Nalban to get a 360-degree makeover by New Year - GetBengal story

East Kolkata Wetlands are famously known as the 'Kidney of Kolkata'

Jhargram people skipping sleep to protect migratory birds - GetBengal story...

For many years Kendua under Jambani range, Jhargram has been a safe haven for migratory birds

Pata Durga, where art surpasses religious bounderies - GetBengal story

The ‘pata chitra’ painters are called patua

Wish to cook Niranjan Agar’s Dim’er Devil at home? Try this recipe - Ge...

Niranjan Agar makes the snack by cutting the egg into four halves and stuffing it with minced mutton

Anti-ragging kit developed by Bengali researchers to hit markets - GetBenga...

The location where the ragging is taking place will be pinpointed on the mobile itself

Century-old Durga Puja of Purulia’s Deulghata - GetBengal story

The first mention of the Deulghata temple is found in the writings of the commissioner of Chota Nagpur

The first Indian Air Force pilot to get a Distinguished Flying Cross was a ...

Wing Commander Karun Krishna Majumdar was an exceptional man

Teachers and doctors across Bengal, serving the society for 1 rupee or less...

These teachers and doctors are the hope and inspiration of the present generation and their vision must be taken forward by their disciples.

Aspiring sculptors transcend visual disability to make Durga idols - GetBen...

This was the first time that visually impaired apprentices worked on the theme, Maa Aschhen

Bengal’s ‘Raastar Master’ selected for Global Teacher Award - GetBeng...

The Global Teacher Prize acknowledges educators displaying dedication and innovation in their teaching practices

Did the first Indian Durga Puja start in Tahirpur? – GetBengal story

It is believed that grand celebration of Durga Puja first began in late 1500s

Back when the Bengal riots unnerved Mahatma Gandhi - GetBengal story

How did he react to the butchering of innocent lives!

The ‘Songhs’ of Old Calcutta were not just mere entertainers, but also ...

These performers used bantering wit and sarcasm to criticize the rich Babus

Global scientific community abuzz with sea-robin species discovered in Digh...

Fish inhabiting the coastal waters of Digha constitute a treasured resource both in terms of their utility as food and as materials for scientific study

Kolkata matchbox collector Srijan De Sarkar depicts history of matchboxes -...

It was his father Gopi De Sarkar whose love for matchboxes ignited this remarkable passion in him

Boroli: proudly called the ‘Hilsa’ of North Bengal - GetBengal story

‘Boroli’ or Barred Boril (Barilius barila) fish, is normally found in clear streams in the foothills

Titas Sadhu: a pacer propeling India to Asian Games Gold - GetBengal story

Many feel Titas is a worthy successor of Goswami

Babarsa from Khirpai, Bengal, finds its doppelganger in Ghevar, a Rajsthani...

Khirpai is located in Ghatal Mahakuma, Paschim Medinipur, and has its name etched in history because of Babarsa

Dakshindihi evokes fond memories of Tagore family’s connection with Bangl...

Dakshindihi is a village under Phultala Union Parishad of Phultala Upazila in Khulna, Bangladesh

Kiriteshwari village wins ‘India's best village for tourism’ honour - G...

Hindus and Muslims have been jointly taking care of this holy shrine in Kiriteshwari village for generationsHindus and Muslims have been jointly taking care of this holy shrine in Kiriteshwari village for generations

Rasgullas to rum balls – all the Kolkata sweets that have made it to the ...

Tasteatlas describes Flurys as a legendary tea room and confectionery located in Kolkata, established in 1927

Dutta bari at Beadon Street continues with the art of crafting sky lanterns...

Sky lanterns are also called Kongming lanterns in China

State government brings ‘Banglar Saree’ stores before Pujas for afforda...

State Minister Swapan Debnath mooted the idea of 'Duare Saree' akin to Duare Sarkar Camp

State to satiate gourmets with Bengal Black goat meat before this pujas - G...

Health-conscious individuals love it since it is lean, rich in nutrients, and low in fat

Sadhan C Dutt, the first to introduce private sector consulting firm in Ind...

Dutt devoted his entire life to serving society in a variety of capacities

Band of four Bengali scientists bestowed with Bhatnagar Prize 2022 – GetB...

The winners include Debabrata Maiti, Anindya Das, Deepyaan Gangopadhyay and Basudev Dasgupta

Street art of Patuli set to enkindle a vignette of Belfast - GetBengal stor...

Street art is created in a vast variety of ways with a wide range of techniques

It took years to build Mahajati Sadan, the dream project of Netaji - GetBen...

Mahajati Sadan is a fully air-conditioned theatre with a capacity of 1309 seats

‘New Town’ considered ‘Best Smart City of India’, to receive award ...

New Town has come a long way and has a bright future ahead

Savoury Taal-made dishes to sweeten up your Janmasthami celebrations - GetB...

The transformation of palm fruit in Bengali kitchens

Plot No 5, and not Ogo Bodhu Sundori was Uttam Kumar’s last movie to rele...

Plot No. 5 was a hit in Bengal and it ran for as many as 10 weeks in Elite Cinema Hall

Kolkata Metro joins the league of world class cities like Berlin and London...

The steel third rail will now be replaced by high grade Aluminium Third Rail which comes with several advantages

Trees growing from disposed ‘rakhis’ – a Gach Green Hands Social Welf...

These people have been making rakhis out of soil and terracotta for the last two or three years

The voice behind Sealdah station announcements is that of the visually impa...

Paritosh relies on his exceptional memory and auditory skills to remember and recall train details accurately

State to launch "Yatri Sathi" to revitalize city’s iconic yellow taxis - ...

The new mobile application, developed under the state government, is named "Yatri Sathi"

Bengal small-town scientists played lead roles in Chandrayaan-3 mission

Anuj Nandi’s family members are residents of Islampur’s Ashrampara

Tracing the life and times of Bengal’s pioneer entomologist who created a...

Many of his important research articles were published regularly in renowned scientific journals in the country and abroad

Satyendranath Tagore’s wife was the first to teach the modern ‘Bangali...

The common Bengalis started calling her style of wearing a saree ‘the saree style of the Tagore family’

Sea Explorers Institute, Kolkata gears up for India’s first river pentath...

The Sea Explorers Institute, Kolkata, was the brainchild of distinguished scientist, explorer, voyager, swimmer, and oarsman, Dr. Pinaki Ranjan Chatterjee

Bengal to lead mangrove forestation scheme nationwide to stall coastal eros...

The Union government has proposed to the state government to initiate the mangrove plantation module nationwide

The lost heritage of Chaplin Hall: India’s first single screen movie thea...

Elphinstone Picture Palace was later renamed “Minerva” and was a popular theatre for screening Hollywood films

Personas, who cemented the bond between Bengali women and photography - Get...

The Tagore ladies were among the first to take to photography

Bengali scientists unravel the great ambiguity of Quantum mechanics - GetBe...

At a fundamental level, both radiation and matter have the characteristics of particles and waves

Malda teen javelin thrower aspires to win medals for India at the Olympics ...

Mishti trains under her coach, Asit Pal, and practices diligently in the field of the District Sports Association, Malda

Jalangi river turns into a lotus colony, thanks to RPF worker Nishit Mondal...

The lotus has existed on the earth for thousands of years, and their distribution is widespread

Freedom from communalism - did Aurobindo Ghosh wish for an unified India? -...

Quoting his famous Independence Day speech, Unified India

Chamurchi, its awe-inspiring biodiversity, picturesque locations, and easy ...

Described as the Gateway to Bhutan, Chamurchi is filled with awe-inspiring biodiversity

Why protecting 'elephant corridors' is a growing essentiality - GetBengal s...

Northern West Bengal is home to nearly 500 elephants

Bengali compulsory in every school of West Bengal, State declares - GetBeng...

This can also give rise to a three-tier linguistic system in West Bengal

Seed bombs to rescue the lost greenery of the famous Susunia Hills - GetBen...

It is a reserve for medicinal plants and a good location for camping and rock climbing

SKOCH Star of Governance Award 2022 conferred on WB Forest department - Get...

Following the SKOCH evaluation process for governance awards, West Bengal topped in the forestry sector in 2022

UK-based women’s group set for a Saree Walkathon on National Handloom Day...

India decided to highlight the country’s ancient heritage and declared August 7 as National Handloom Day

The topsy-turvy journey of eggs in Bengali households, traced through Benga...

In many families, people would devour eggs behind closed doors away from the public eye to avoid criticism

An unschooled singer who had no classical training, Kishore Kumar was God...

Remembering the gifted musician on his birth anniversary

Sutradhars of Notungram narrate tales from folklore and mythology through w...

Rashputul carved by these artisans also has huge popularity

London University honours historian from Bengal - GetBengal story

Das was born in Garbeta, Medinipur district, and was mentored by legendary historian Nihar Ranjan Ray

Guerilla Gardening – returning to nature, what belongs to nature – GetB...

You can easily teach the kids to prepare seed balls at home

Banabitan, conserving nature positively amid the bustling Salt Lake - GetBe...

Covering almost an area of 70 acres, this open green space has a variety of flora and fauna

Bangkok-style street food streets to be set up in Kolkata - GetBengal story...

The civic body has earmarked places like New Market, the south gate of Victoria Memorial, Millennium Park and Prinsep Ghat

Farmers of Belda opt for groundnut farming, make big profits - GetBengal st...

Groundnut is an important oilseed crop grown in India

Bankura, not the land of history, but a wildlife paradise - GetBengal story...

The next time you visit Bankura, take in some of its forests

Famous dessert from Shibpur’s heritage Roychowdhury Bari – Kadali Payes...

Payesh is also called “poromanno”, where “porom” means “the absolute” and “onno” means grains

The Forest Department of West Bengal to launch modern vet clinic for wild a...

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park has earned the distinction of being the best zoo in the country last year

Uttam Kumar - the human behind the oozing screen persona - GetBengal story

What catapulted the actor to a screen sensation over generations?

State govt. plans pocket gardens of sandalwood trees across Kolkata

It is widely used in perfumes, cosmetics, aromatherapy and pharmaceuticals

Eco-friendly Doko art workshop to take place in Takda, Darjeeling - GetBeng...

The workshop will take place at Sishu Sikcha Kendra, SSK, Rampuria Khasmal, Darjeeling

In memoriam: Tribute to tragic Nawab Wajid Ali Shah on his bicentenary - Ge...

Ms. Manzilat Fatima inaugurated the two-day art exhibition titled ‘Intekhab’

Organic dairy farming and vegetable production: Purnima Mandal of Sundarban...

Purnima Mandal is a resident of Ramnagar Abad, a remote village in Patharpratima Block

Bishnu Dey, the fearless poet who brought in a unique dimension in Bengali ...

Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith Award winning poet depicted contemporary times

The magnificent snow-capped Tiger Hills declared to be a plastic free zone ...

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration has declared Tiger Hill a plastic free zone

Sabudana papads, ramping up the monsoons in Bengal - GetBengal story

Almost every Bengali household savours with love papads made of sabudana

Bengali theatre found an unparalleled voice with the arrival of maestro Bad...

Sircar’s Ebong Indrajit opened a new vista for Indian stage

North Dinajpur farmer cultivates energy-rich ‘Breadfruit Tree’ – New ...

Saha planted the breadfruit trees around September-October

Chhabi Biswas and his illustrious career comprising of almost 250 films - G...

From Kabuliwala to Jalshaghar, the acting graph is stupendous!

Huge response to KMC plastic bottles craft challenge - GetBengal story

The KMC officials were overwhelmed with the response they received

Children’s park amid Sal forest built by the Panchet Forest Division

The spot has been designed in a manner that it allures tourists

Five from Tamluk set record by biking to Everest Base Camp - GetBengal stor...

The quartet are once again gearing up to explore some new biking trail

Radhatilak rice – the one indigenous paddy variety that warms the heart a...

Bengal has celebrated various festivals, all of which revolve around the cultivation and harvesting of rice

“Dolphin Mitra” to be launched in Bengal to save Gangetic Dolphins – ...

The Government of India declared the Dolphin as the national aquatic animal in 2009

Jackfruit sweets carry forward the legacy of Bengal’s ‘sandesh’

While some love it for its distinctive, musky smell, others simply mark it as pungent

Sourav Ganguly continues to be the ‘Maharaja’ of Indian cricket - GetBe...

Dada’s Dadagiri on and off field has always attracted all

‘Smart farmer’ successfully sets up piggery at Jhargram, thank to ‘D...

Pig rearing is increasingly the trade of choice for business-minded youngsters in West Bengal

Nawabpasand to Kalasur, Kohitoor to Saranga - a quick glance at the Murshid...

Tracing the history of 124 rare varieties of mangoes from Bengal

India’s first female mechanical engineer who changed the face of the indu...

Ila Majumdar overcame the barriers to emerge as Bengal’s first female mechanical engineer

WB Govt. to install Health ATMs: Machines set to revolutionize healthcare -...

Health ATM is a one-stop digital touch-screen kiosk hardware designed for managing health-related information

Did Swami Vivekananda have a premonition about his impending death in actua...

What was Sister Nivedita's reaction at his funeral?

Hamiruddin Middya from Bankura village clenched the prestigious Sahitya Aka...

His first book, ‘Azrailer Dak’ was published in 2018

Kolkata bus roofs are to be fitted with air filters, according to a govt. i...

Named ‘Shuddha Vayu,’ this is the first of its kind device being used in India

The rich heritage of Calcutta High Court, going strong at 161 - GetBengal s...

India’s oldest High Court is a storehouse of memories

Margo soap was a part of 'Swadeshi', launched by a Stanford graduate - GetB...

Khagendra Das' answer to British supremacy in FMCG goods

Kolkata sweet-shop 'Bhim Chandra Nag' sells Ashubhog in memory of Sir Asuto...

The century old shop that was gifted a ‘Bengali’ clock by a British

Mangroves to the rescue of river banks along Kolkata - GetBengal story

Mangroves are hardy plants and require very little or no maintenance

Sal leaf utensils - a Bengal speciality!

An eco-friendly craft that also helps generate employment as well

The table where Bankim Chandra penned his renowned works of literature

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was an essayist, novelist, critic, a journalist, polemicist and a thinker

A Bengal-based online store that delivers the truest essence of rural Bangl...

Founded in 2019, The Bengal Store offers a wide range of products from Bengal

“Mohammad Yunus of South Bengal” Madhuri Ghosh elevating rural lives

Madhuri Ghosh was the headmistress at Bangalpur Jyotirmoyee Prathamik Balika Vidyalaya

'The miracle cure for any ailment' Boroline has a swadeshi link!

How proud Boroline was distributed for free in 1947

8 Kalimpong suburbs in the global race for ‘Best Tourist Village’ title...

The villages are selected based on certain parameters

Searsloe and Ukhra Ratha Yatra: Legacy of celebrating the glory of the Supr...

During Ratha yatra, Searsole Rajbari wakes up to celebrate the festival with gusto

Picasso and Chagall's artworks show distinct influences of Bengal's Patachi...

Bengal’s Kantha work can be seen on 1915 Marc Chagall art work

Medicinal Ayapana Herb Cultivation by Malda farmers brings loads of revenue...

Due to the lack of knowledge about Ayapana and its qualities and benefits, most people overlook it

20 green cracker units in Bengal get state govt clearance

A large number of fireworks manufacturers welcomed the government’s proactive gesture and applied for licenses

A Bengali played ‘Othello’ in the last play that took place in Sans Sou...

Sans Souci theatre at Park Street was a huge majestic building that resembled the Greek Parthenon

Chandannagar school boy invents ‘Spy’ shoes

Souvik wishes to pursue higher studies in science at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology

Almost a century ago, Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s mother did her own 'sampradan' ...

The heroine of Nabaneeta's life was as courageous as she was!

Eye of Horus: A vignette of Egypt in Kolkata. An Exclusive GB interview

he ‘Eye of Horus’ is a concept and symbol in ancient Egyptian religion that represents well-being, healing, and protection

Bankim Chandra’s office at Jessore, the first district of undivided Benga...

Bankim Chandra honed his professional skills during his tenure at Jessore

UAE Dates cultivated in Katwa successfully brings hope to farmers

Gopal Mandal has developed a plantation of Arabian palm trees on his two-bigha land

The glorious days when Cycle was an integral part of the soul of Kolkata

On World Cycle Day, GB brings a different story

Bengal’s own Panta Bhaat gets a direct entry on the five-star menus!

Not only is panta bhaat time-saving, but it also needs barely any effort

Durgapur housewife wins Bronze in World Powerlifting contest

Seema Dutta Chatterjee’s success has inspired more girls to take up powerlifting

Hooghly joins Malda and Murshidabad as big-time mango exporters in Bengal

West Bengal cultivates some of the best-quality mangoes

Death arrived silently, back when Rituporno lost his mother all of a sudden...

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

Public executions were once held in Kolkata's 'Fancy' Lane

The tall robust trees of Fancy Lane bore silent witness to the crime perpetrated on poor subaltern people

The unusual bond between Hemanta and Uttam, though bent but never broken!

Inseparable on the silver screen, the two were fast friends in real life too

The nondescript Palashi, which once altered the history of India!

Did you know that ‘Plassey’ is not in Murshidabad?

Bankura-based Kolay biscuits once competed with Parle-G!

Bengal has always been a major player in the biscuit-making industry

Tagore’s life-long romance with Motichur sandesh – a Chandannagar speci...

Rabindranath had a sweet tooth and was fond of fresh sweets delivered to their residence at Chandannagar

When Tagore came to 'Music Director' Kazi Nazrul Islam's rescue!

Rabindranath Tagore overruled Visva Bharati and helped Nazrul

Would climate change wipe out Bengal tigers by 2070?

What measures are being taken to protect the Big Cats

Malda confectioners give a new twist to mango delicacies!

This initiative is all set to be a harbinger of a new ‘Mango revolution’ in Bengal

Did Marxism give shape to Manik Bandopadhyay's writings?

Bandopadhyay’s writings dealt with the wretchedness of existence in the context of rural Bengal

British-era cannon pulled out from a busy pavement in Kolkata!

Kolkata and Bengal since ages had been home to different types of cannons

Madur Mat Art of Bengal: A story of skill, creativity, and empowerment

The word madur is used as a generic term for floor mats, although it designates mats woven from a specific type of reed

Chhenar Kalia – the savoury Bengali cuisine that became a part of Mahabho...

Mahanayak Uttam Kumar was closely related to the puja

Santiniketan might be soon included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Santiniketan was originally bought by Rabindranath Tagore’s father, Debendranath Tagore

Kushan period terracotta wheeled doll unearthed in Chandraketugarh

Were these wheeled dolls used just by children? Or were they part of religious rites as well?

How the legacy business of JK Masale spiced up the global markets

Dhannalal Jain: The success story of the Masala King of India

Strange as it may seem, Bollywood diva Meena Kumari was related to the illu...

Meena Kumari’s grandmother, Hemsundari Tagore, was married to Jadu Nandan Tagore

Garai Art Centre brings the therapeutic effect of art to Kolkata

Octogenarian Tarak Garai is a name to reckon with in the contemporary Indian art scene

Padma luchi: From a 117-year-old ‘boubhaat’ menu card of Sovabazar Rajb...

The 117-year-old menu card for Keshavchandra’s wedding had 36 items on the list

A three-domed structure over a platform - why is Kurumbera called a 'fort'?...

The fort displays the architecture of ancient Odisha, but what was it built for?

Bengal boy Debasmit Ghosh wins gold medal at International karate Champions...

Debasmit Ghosh is a resident of Pero Harishpur in Udaynarayanpur Block, Howrah

Back when Rabindranath Tagore bonded with the Nizam of Hyderabad over educa...

The Nizam allocated a handsome grant for a hostel to be constructed at the Visva Bharati University

What should we keep in mind while purchasing pure ghee from the market!

Pure ghee has been used in Indian food recipes since time immemorial

9-year-old Aarush from Kolkata honoured by NASA as India’s youngest ‘Ci...

Aarush Naskar loves the stars, the sun and is very interested in knowing about them

Ghostbusters coming to Calcutta High Court to probe haunting spirits

DoS investigates cases related to ghosts, haunted locations, black magic, parapsychology, aliens, UFOs, crop circles and unidentified creatures

'Author' Satyajit Ray and his obsession with magic and the supernatural

A tribute to the Master filmmaker on his birth centenary

Why do Bengal has a troubled relationship with May day?

For three decades, ‘lockout’ and ‘union’ were part of life in Bengal

The dancer at 82 has defied age and remained evergreen: Meet Purnima Ghosh

Recently Purnima Ghosh has performed on stage as Radha in ‘Bhanusingher Padabali

Banak – Colour of Bengal’s Clay Art

The method by which this indigenous colour is collected by artists is also quite unusual

Tagore in Bollywood – How he influenced major movie songs

Rabindrasangeet has been in Bollywood for decades

Sri Krishna Hotel of Serampore reminds us of Indubalar Bhaater Hotel

Subhashree Ganguly plays the role of Indubala in the web series Indubala Bhaater Hotel

From having Rs 100, to setting up a 200-crore business empire – Malay De...

Delhi was a difficult city for Debnath who landed here just after his Higher Secondary examinations, from a nondescript village in North Bengal

NASA’s Bengali scientist discovers Black Hole’s magnetic reversal

Space is spectacular, continues to surprise people, and there are a lot of unanswered questions out there

Let's talk about two of West Bengal’s most favoured ecotourism destinatio...

Gajoldoba and Lamahatta are two of Bengal’s foremost ecotourism destinations

Dolly Roy, the first woman tea taster of India, has breathed her last

Dolly’s – The Tea Shop in a corner of South Kolkata’s Dakshinapan Shopping Centre

Centurion statistician who worked from Calcutta gets highest International ...

The award, worth $80,000, will be handed over to C.R. Rao at the World Statistical Congress

Cartoonist Narayan Debnath’s Nonte Fonte hits the Big Screen

Debnath’s creations were gobbled up by children in various magazines and newspapers where they came as series

Kolkata Metro creates history as the first underwater metro run in India

Two Metro rakes had been taken to Howrah Maidan station from Esplanade station

Kala Bhavan students put up Garbage Art installation made from the waste of...

A colourful structure can be seen these days while entering the Sonajhuri Haat

You think you know what maya is? Come to Maya to find out!

Maya is an ancient, and central, concept of Hindu philosophy

Raj Bhavan all set to open to the public for heritage tours

A heritage walk will also be organised on the premises of Raj Bhavan to give an idea about the rich history of the building

Will the Rajbaris of Khidderpore stand the test of time?

Kidderpore is one of the oldest river ports under the control of Calcutta Port Trust

The youngest ‘Magic Queen’ of Bengal, 9-year-old Mimi Haldar unlocks a ...

Magic lost much of its attraction with the advent of technological invasion that drove Gen X and Y to the world of the Internet

British Kolkata’s drainage blueprint: Did it flood back then?

Water logging during the monsoons increased after the East India Company started developing Calcutta as a presidency city

Kolkata's first advanced sports science lab in Ramakrishna Mission Universi...

The Department of Sports Science and Yoga has been running successfully at RKMVERI

The woman who led one of the most successful textile businesses in West Ben...

Raunaque was in Class IX when she had to shelve her education

German consulate pitches in to preserve Bengal’s cultural legacy

The German Consulate General signed an agreement to partner with Kolkata Sukriti Foundation

What’s new in Kolkata this week?

List of events this week

The retired teacher from Ausgram who teaches tribal students for just one r...

This Master Moshai wishes to teach till his last breath

Raising a toast to wild birds of Eco Park on Earth Hour Day

Earth Hour is an annual global grassroots movement organized by the World Wildlife Fund

A quick list of events taking place throughout Bengal this week

Krosswindz will be performing live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Kolkata on March 30th

Unique Coconut Fairs held in Bengal districts to encourage Coconut Farming

The board is organising special hands-on skill development for the farmers teaching them special scientific methods

The Making of the unsung fighter - Pritilata Waddedar

Pritilata Waddedar was good at academics and used to read a lot of books

This World Water Day, let us take an oath of saving 100 litres of rainwater...

The groundwater table (known as an aquifer) is drying off at a fast pace

Critically endangered Gyps vultures released in the Buxa Tiger Reserve

Among the 20 released vultures, there are 13 Oriental White-backed Vultures and 7 rescued Himalayan Griffons

Sanchari Das Mollick, the film editor from Kolkata makes all proud on the O...

Variety Magazine wrote that ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ might get the award

R D Burman clinked glasses and spoons and thus made music!

He discovered sound in every corner, from shepherds to Asha Bhonsle’s laughter

Dol Utsav at Bishnupur kicks off with a touch of classical music

Dol Utsav will be celebrated with gusto on the 7th and 8th of March this year

Murshidabad’s Lalbagh property being claimed by Pakistan’s 1st Presiden...

The quiet, semirural Lalbagh of Murshidabad often cuts a story steeped in timeless wonder

What a colourful week ahead!

Events of the week

National Safety Day, a good day to stop blaming others and act for your own...

The first National Safety Day was observed on March 4, 1972

The Ghots of Bengal are a piece of Art

At times the Ghot itself is worshipped as a deity

Creator of Pandab Goenda, Shashtipada Chattopadhyay is no more

Pandab Goenda was every Bengali child’s favourite

State Government to launch ‘Apon Bangla’ cards for NRI Bengali investor...

The state government wants to tap NRI Bengalis for investment and employment

Tram Parade of Kolkata showcased century-old trams of the city

Kolkata was the first city in Asia to get trams

Referred to as the 'Oxford of Bengal', Nabadwip offers much more than relig...

Nabadwip was the capital of Bengal under Ballal Sen and Lakshman Sen

Olympian Tulsidas Balaram, the once don of Maidan soccer is no more

Balaram belonged to the golden generation of Indian football of the 1950s and 60s

Dr Purnima Sinha, the first female physicist from C.U., who did her PhD way...

Dr Purnima Sinha and how she broke shackles of patriarchy

100 years of radio in Kolkata, and we didn’t even notice!

February 13 is observed as World Radio Day

What's new this week?

Events of the week

Barefoot Boys: How Coach Sailen Bose helped the soccer team defeat the Brit...

In the early 1900s football had become a symbol of freedom to the Indians

Safer Internet Day is something we need to observe every day!

Safer Internet Day is observed worldwide annually in February 

Mangala Kanti Ray who has preserved the obsolete Sarinda, gets Padma Shri

Each region of India has some unique musical instruments

The British had dreamt of a metro tract in Kolkata way back in 1921!

Kolkata was one of the adored cities of British India

Events in Kolkata this week

Events of the week

‘Biscuit Cups’ serving tea in Nadia – an answer to land pollution?

Plastic is used in almost every sector around the world

Zero-waste shop of Newtown shows the way to future innovative disposal of w...

India has also ranked to be the 3rd largest e-waste producer in the world

Did you know Dwarkanath Tagore owned around 50 brothels in Calcutta?

He founded the Jorasanko Branch of the Tagore family

Dr. Ratan Kar who saved the Jarawas from a measles epidemic, gets Padma Shr...

Dr. Kar is now 66 years old and lives with his family in Bangalore

Titas Sadhu, the girl from Chinsurah scripting history on the cricket field...

The whole of Chinsurah and Bengal is celebrating this girl’s achievements

2nd largest Book Fair of the world kicks off

World’s 2nd largest book fair is held every year in Kolkata with great pomp

Rabindranath Tagore's niece controlled their estate on horseback with a gun...

Accomplished women of the Tagore household played important role in the land’s history culture

IAS officer Vivek Kumar once again wins hearts with tribute to Kolkata

In 2021, Kumar had released a single titled Amar Kolkata

On National Tourism Day, look at the vintage travel posters we found!

The stereotype of Bengalis as inveterate travellers is well founded

Swami Vivekananda influenced young Subhas Bose to fall in love with his mot...

Swamiji’s words became the guiding motto of Subhas Bose


Turning Point: Working for specially-abled people since 25 years

Turning point is the first day-centre in Kolkata

Kunsang Chhopel: The Man who trains indigenous dogs in the Dooars

Dogs are usually intelligent creatures and can be trained for various purposes

Spence’s Hotel, the first ever hotel of Asia was in Kolkata!

Even author Jules Verne mentioned about Spences Hotel

Bengal paintings on chariots were another form of fresco painting

Wooden chariots were once a pride of Bengal and Orissa

Why Kolkata is deservedly a top global food destination

Kolkata is the only Indian city among the World's Best Food Destinations

How a 15-year publishing hiatus almost cost Sarat Chandra his career

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay is India’s most translated author

MATER: The book that speaks saving India’s sons to save our daughters


An anthology of letters from Mother to Son edited by Saheli Mitra

Tales and memories woven in the brick-red quilts - a Bengal staple

Feather-light 'lep' has been in use during winters in this subcontinent for hundreds of years

Bengalis who contributed to the building of Alipore Zoo

It was Wellesley who first thought of creating a zoological garden

Swami Vivekananda on Practical Vedanta: ‘Different’ Understanding

Swami Vivekananda just lived for only 39 years

Do we remember famous historian Sudhir Kumar Mitra’s anti-communal ideolo...

Sudhir Kumar Mitra was born in Jonai Boksha village in the Hooghly district

Why ‘Shibpur Botanical Garden’ owes a huge debt to William Roxburgh

The Indian Botanic Garden is the largest in Southeast Asia

Bori Monda: Bankura’s unique dessert vies for GI recognition

Ancient Bengal was known as ‘Gauda Banga’

Genesis of Bengal's Phuchka village

Every neighbourhood (para) has a puchkawala

User-friendly Braille maps for visually impaired students brought by NATMO

AI is used for 3D embossing to get the final Braille Maps

Amrita Mukherjee’s book reveals the secret diary of Calcutta’s iconic l...

Asoke Kumar Mukherjee was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Alipore Bar Association

The Danes have left their architectural imprint on Serampore, the Hooghly t...

Serampore was known as ‘Frederiksnagar’, in honour of King Frederick V of Denmark

Pele, the king of football is no more

Pele's Kolkata visit saved the maroon green brigade from losing the match

Royal retreats, the heritage palace hotels of West Bengal

Kolkata has traditionally been known as a ‘City of Palaces’

What does GEN Y think about the traditional art of Pithe Making?

Pithe making had almost become a ritual to most Bengali households

Kolkata Street Music Festival celebrates the genius of street musicians and...

Street musicians and wandering performers are found all over Bengal

Steamships of British Bengal: symbolizing the progress of man and his maste...

In British minds steam became synonymous with civilization

A good role or stardom? KIFF asks the question

A star studded panel debated for and against

Christmas Festival 2022 kicks off amid fanfare

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the mega carnival yesterday

Gobardanga’s train platform number 3 ½ evokes memories from the past

Gobardanga is one of the oldest stations on the Sealdah-Bongaon section

Messi and Kolkata, a love affair that goes back over a decade

Lionel Messi played in Kolkata on Sep 2, 2011

December in Bengal is called Poush, a season of folk festivals and art

The idol of Tusu is immersed on the last day of Poush

International Kolkata Art Festival celebrates Abanindranath Tagore’s 150t...

The Art festival has taken place in Indian Museum, Kolkata

Kolkata International Film Festival celebrates Bachchan’s 80th in style

KIFF will screen eight of Bachchan’s most popular films

Bengal’s first-ever Santhali Book Fair in Jhargram turning heads

It aimed to revive a dying language by making it popular

Bengal’s mountaineers and their continued love affair with the peaks

Remembering the pioneers on International Mountain Day

Bengal's health related initiatives become a boon for it's people

Swasthya Sathi has modelled the health sector in a unique way

Will Joynagarer Moa become extinct soon due to a lack of raw materials?

The jaggery used in moa-making is best if it is poyra gur

Gone with the Wind’s heartthrob Vivien Leigh was born in Darjeeling!

Against a properly dramatic background, Vivien Mary Hartley was born

Bengali scientists nail down antibiotic-resistant ‘Superbugs’

Seven scientists including three Bengali researchers identified the superbug

Rehab crucial for Parkinson’s patients, says Institute of Neurosciences K...

Parkinson’s Disease is a common neuro-degenerative disorder

In life and in death, how was Shri Aurobindo’s connect to his wife Mrinal...

Many often raised the question, why did Shri Aurobindo marry?

First 3D Planetarium of India coming up in Howrah this December

This planetarium will be a booster to stargazers

Can authorship be taught? Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob answers

The goal of ABSU is to increase the accessibility of Bangla literature

‘Nakshi Kantha’ – how Irene Begum pilots women empowerment

Irene was forced to discontinue studies due to poverty

Thakumar Jhuli – Bengal’s very own fairytales and the man behind them

Thakumar jhuli can any time beat Western fairytales

The Bengali scientist whose efforts pioneered India’s midday meal scheme

The genesis of his research lay in the Bengal famine

Chugging along Kolkata’s oldest railway track!

Railway operations commenced in West Bengal in 1915

Park Street bookstore promoting environment-friendliness

Earthcare Books focuses on books that cover ecological issues

Water Hyacinth – a simple aquatic beauty with a complicated back-story

Though it may seem like a simple water plant, water hyacinths once posed serious threat for the Bengal government. Here’s how.

Kolkata’s Pumpkin Shingaras invading the US snack market successfully

Pumpkin shingaras has casted spell in the US snack market and it has got its routes in Kolkata!

What made Australia call Tagore the ‘Prophet’?

Tagore was an Indian from a British colony to win the Nobel

Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob turns eight

The event is back in its offline avatar

This winter, go places you have never been before

Three easily accessible winter vacation destinations near Kolkata

Rare French photos of Calcutta on display at Indian Museum

The images are mostly reprints of originals from French museums

Tagore tried to save Bengal’s Shellac Doll Art

The demand for Shellac Dolls increases during the Rathayatra

Kolkata hosts fashion event that takes ability beyond disabilities

After Delhi and Bengaluru, this was the first time WWAD came to Kolkata

Women of Bankura and Jhargram show the way to Green bags

These bags are used extensively in Jhargram medical shops

Calcutta Club was formed by Indians to challenge the ‘European’ Bengal ...

How a challenge paved the path for a progressive Calcutta Club

Bengali scientists discover shark fossil in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer becomes witness to the discovery of a Hybodont shark fossil

Bengal’s Haringhata meat to satiate foodies at FIFA World Cup, Qatar

Bengal’s own ‘Haringhata’ meat brand will be present at Qatar

Behala firm to equip Qatar FIFA World Cup power transformers

Proud moment for Bengal as Kolkata firm transformers reach Qatar

Bengali geologist unearths world’s largest uncut emerald

How a Durgapur resident made his way to Zambia

Jadavpur University scientists, part of ISRO’s Chandrayaan 3

Could Chandrayaan 3 keep up with the expectations?

Feathered friends are approaching Bengal this winter; are you ready to watc...

When and where to find the vast range of migratory birds that visit Bengal each winter? Here is the complete guide

Railway coach at New Jalpaiguri gets an áppetizing’ makeover

A brand new initiative that helped turn an abandoned railway coach into a promising restaurant in New Jalpaiguri Station

Howrah Bridge, linking the past and present

Fascinating stories galore about the ancient bridge

Hawa, a Bangladeshi mystery-drama directed by Mejbaur Rahman

The movie based on the life of the fishermen

WB government’s Lakshmir Bhandar Scheme bags prestigious SKOCH Award

Instituted in 2021, the scheme provides financial assistance to the women of deserving families of the state

Metamorphosis of Feluda: Did Ray wish to cast Amitabh Bachchan?

Feluda has enamoured readers and film lovers for more than half-a-century and continues to do so even now

Unique art of Bengal: Diwali Dolls

One of the most attractive Diwali doll made in Medinipur is a reproduction of Ravana

Architects Ayan Roy and Soumyadeep Das to design Bhutan's Paro Airport

The architects are both alumni of IIEST Shibpur, and co-founders of the architectural firm, VBRIDGE

Trincas Ming Room comes alive again

Trincas is one such legendary restaurant that has been in business for the past six decades

Dr Shantanu Bhowmik transforms plastic wastes into utility products

Shantanu is not only a gifted scientist but he is also a painter amd an accomplished singer

Did you know Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay was nominated for Nobel Prize?

According to nobelprize.org, Tarashankar had been nominated from India by author Krishna Kripalani, who was then the secretary of Sahitya Akademi

Patkheer: Deciphering lost recipes of Bengal

According to historical records, ‘patkheer' was a popular dessert of the people of Dhaka even during the Mughal era

The fascinating story of the beginning of motoring in Calcutta

The pioneers of automobile manufacture towards the end of the 19th century were Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz

250-year-old Puja that moved back from Narail in Bangladesh

It was started by Ramanarayan Sen of Chinsurah

Durga worshipped as Pateshwari Devi at Burdwan Rajbari

During Maharaja Mahatab Chand’s reign, betel nuts were ‘slaughtered’ as a symbolic gesture

Celebrating Durga Puja at Netaji's house in Kodalia

Maa Durga successfully becomes a metaphor for the modern women

This Durga Puja, take your pets to Kolkata’s first pet-friendly pandal

The pandal is exclusively open to pets and pet parents until tomorrow

Manna Dey and his love for kesar malai sherbet at Kapila Ashram

Kapila Ashram, century-old sherbet joint of Kolkata

Hon’ble CM to inaugurate Alipore Jail Museum

Hon’ble State Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, initiated the move to transform Alipore Jail into a museum

Book launch: 'Park Street Theke Phire Dekha'

Book launch at the Oxford Book Store

Country's first disc had an Armenian singer from Kolkata

Gauhar Jaan was an Armenian by birth

Remembering silver screen’s Arati Bhattacharya

Arati faced the camera for the first time in 1971

When the twain met: Bibhutibhushan and Ray

What did Akira Kurosawa say about Pather Panchali?

Six-year-old Arushi clenches gold at Int’l Science Olympiad

A resident of Khardah, Arushi receives gold for Mathematics

Bengal’s Debankita ranks 22nd in NEET 2022

Who says Bengali medium can be detrimental to higher studies?

Himalaya’s daughter: How Bengal’s foremost mountaineer became involved ...

Utkarshe Aarohan is the voice for humble, small Pujas

India’s first post office was at Khejuri in East Midnapore

The birthplace of India’s First official Telegraph line connecting Calcutta-Khejuri and Diamond Harbour

The Flag Man of Howrah

The Flagman wishes to build a shrine for Mother India one day

Bengalis and sweets go hand in hand

Sweet moulds were made in the forms of objects such as fish, lychee, custard apple and conch shell

When the Goddess came to the streets of Kolkata

Hon’ble CM of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee led a colourful street parade from Jorasanko in Central Kolkata to Red Road

World’s largest religious monument, larger than Angkor Wat coming up in N...

Bengal is set to get the world’s largest religious monument in Mayapur

Bengal turns self-reliant in Rohu-Katla farming following the ‘Moyna Mode...

The development has been made possible under the guidance of the Hon'ble CM, Mamata Banerjee

Indigenous paddy varieties by the women farmers of Bengal

This endeavour has also helped the villages to restore their ecological balance

Abhijit Sen, one of India’s leading agriculture economists passes away

Sen received the Padma Bhusan for public service in 2010

Virginia Woolf and her Bengal connect

Her ancestors were from erstwhile colonial Calcutta

Photographers Manoveena and Devalena, the magical duo

The sisters debuted as photographers between 1937 and 1940

Children’s playhouse in the lap of nature in Laxmikantapur

Khelaghar project was initiated 20 years ago at Raghunathpur in Kulpi Block, South 24 Parganas

Bankim Ghosh, the Boxing Champion who turned an actor

In 1948, Ghosh made his debut in the Bengali film with 'Bhuli Nai'

Howrah’s teenager makes it to India Book of Records with miniature art of...

She took 40 days to draw 532 miniature paintings on pieces of paper

Tribute to ‘Badru’ of Maidan

Banerjee had represented West Bengal and won Santosh Trophy twice in 1953 and 1955

Debabrata Biswas and his priceless voice

The man who brought a different meaning to Rabindrasangeet

Amar Kutir goes online for the first time, thanks to The Bengal Store

Amar Kutir is one of the must-visit attractions of Santiniketan

On this Janmashtami, try out the Makhhan Samosa

On Lord Krishna's birthday, satisfy your appetite

The earthy and robust taste of Bengal’s favourite Kochu

Colocasia esculenta plant is ingrained in our tradition and is an integral part of Durga Puja

Bengal's Tahrina Nasrin crosses the Strait of Gibraltar

Nasrin took 4 hours and 23 minutes to cross the 15.1 km Strait of Gibraltar

Letters to Remember: Celebrating Rishi Aurobindo’s 150th anniversary thro...

Rishi Aurobindo was one of the first Indians who received education in England

Salauddin and team from Bengal gets the tricolour flags ready for this Inde...

Mondal’s company is one of the few others who have been enlisted to supply flags to various government agencies

75 years after Independence, can we stop promoting the Pingali Venkayya myt...

The first attempt at a national flag was made by Sister Nivedita

Motilal Seal, the man who made schools for Hindu girls and boy

To fight influence of Christian missionaries and western education

Naya, a village where even a toddler knows how to hold a paintbrush

Bengal’s village is an open canvas of artists

How Alipore Zoo was born, and how it could have been born earlier!

A proposal for a zoo in Calcutta was put forward 150 years ago

Bibha Chowdhury: A life spent in chasing cosmic rays

Chowdhury was the first woman particle physicist in India and, the first Indian woman to earn a Ph.D. in Physics

WB Government to preserve classic Bengali film negatives

In the initial phase, around 850 vintage films released between 1950 and 2000, have been selected for conservation

Kolkata's South Point School is set to launch its own nano-satellite

South Point happens to be the second private school in the country and first in Eastern India to go ahead with such an ambitious project

Squash player Saurav Ghosal creates a history @CWG 2022

First-ever Squash player to win a medal for India at the Commonwealth Games

‘A feeling of great sorrow overwhelmed me as we made our way to the locat...

How Nemai Ghosh escorted Satyajit Ray to the Ghare Baire shoot

Can we still save our old buildings? If not, why not?

The KMC has identified 150 ‘extremely vulnerable’ buildings

North Kolkata and its Bangiya Sahitya Parishat

Acharya Ramendrasundar Trivedi was the main influence behind the setting up of Bangiya Sahitya Parishat Library

Achinta Sheuli reminds us of Bengal’s ‘weighty’ past

Bengal’s strongmen were celebrated in their time

Journals that pay tribute to daily life in Kolkata

Humour is never far from the life of the average Bengali

Animal names, and the games we play

Traditional animal-themed games we love to play

Captain Suresh Biswas, the Bengali who became a Brazilian

The legendary Bengali is all but forgotten in the land of his birth

Dr Sushovan Banerjee who treated the poor for Re 1 is no more

He was a general physician who had been treating patients for the past 57 years for just Re 1

GSI’s thrust to promote geo-tourism in India

With the recent additions, there are 34 Geological Heritage Sites in India now

Nadia resident innovates Solar Bicycle

The average speed of the bicycle is 35 kilometers per hour

WB Government to set up Khadi outlets at temple premises

The first outlet will be set up at Mayapur, in the premises of the new ISKCON temple

The Dwijendralal we never knew

Looking back at a super achiever on his 160th birthday

Krishnanagar clay Durga, a work of art and a piece of history

Clay dolls of Krishnanagar date back to nearly 250 years ago

Oncologists of SSKM perform first ever double mastectomy technique

It is similar to the one which Angelina Jolie, hollywood actress, had undergone in 2013

100-year-old Deshbandhu Mistanna Bhandar downs shutters

Deshbandhu Mistanna Bhandar was established by Bibhutibhushan Chowdhury in 1921

Bengal’s Mehuli Ghosh wins Shooting World Champs

In the 2017 National Championships, Mehuli won eight gold and three bronze medals, and was judged Best Shooter

How Lakshmir Bhandar scheme helped Dipali Santra save her family from penur...

Under this project, the government provides Rs 500 per month to families from the general category and Rs 1,000 to women belonging to SC and ST

Science City Kolkata @25

Even today the Dinosaur Park remains one of the greatest attractions at Science City

Raja's Farewell

Raja was brought to the South Khairbari Tiger Rescue Center in North Bengal in the year 2008

Tale of the Padma bridge in Bangladesh

How Tagore inspired chief architects- father-son duo Abid and Jamilur Chowdhury

Bhutanghat, a paradise on earth

Bhutanghat is situated in the mountainous terrain along the river Raidak

Bolpur Railway Station to get a world-class facelift

The Bolpur Railway Station already has a place to visit- the Gitanjali Rail Museum right opposite to the station

What have we done beyond paying lip service to Michael Madhusudan Dutt?

Michael was a ‘post-colonial writer’ before the phrase even existed

North Dinajpur masks, the ongoing tradition

Diverse masks are made in different districts of West Bengal

‘Just Baked!’ Krishnadas Pal and his dreams

How a boy from Burdwan set up Bisk Farm, challenging big brands

How Tagore re-introduced Esraj, an Afghani musical instrument

Esraj, the dying instrument that needs to be revived

Tagore’s century old piano put to tune by Kolkata’s Braganza

The piano was brought to Kolkata’s famous musical instrument shop Braganza

Remembering Gour Kishore, the voice that knew no fear

This year marks the centenary of Gour Kishore Ghosh

Art is funny, funny is art: Humor Ink at The Bengal Store

Uday Deb creates Bengal themed comic art

Did you know the singer Hemanta Mukherjee was also a film producer?

Produced Mrinal Sen’s Neel Akasher Neechey and many Bollywood hits

K.C. Paul & Sons, making the seasons more special

It is either a windy day or an umbrella day

GPO, Kolkata's General Postal Museum

A four-room treasure trove

Two centuries of Strand Road, the road carved out of a river

Work on this important road began in 1823, and ended in 1828

Murshidabad silk flags make their mark at Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubile...

Murshidabad's superfine mulberry produce may join the global silk network

Did you know Nemai Ghosh was given a role to play in Sonar Kella?

The anecdote in the late photographer's own words

A tribal tale, folk paintings by Santhals in Bengal

Santhal tribe plays a big role in development of this art

Heritage Cycling Tour, first of its kind in Kolkata

The Bengal Chamber Heritage Cycling Tour will be a knowledge sharing event

On this day, Oliver Kahn bid farewell to football in Kolkata

Kahn remains one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time

Special Ro-Ro Ferry to reduce pressure on Vidyasagar Setu

This service will ferry cargo trucks from Kolkata Port to Shalimar and Sankhrail

Three international synthetic tennis courts launched in North Bengal

The club, in association with BTA has plans to launch separate training camps for school children

Takipara, the Mukto Gram or Pearl Village of Hooghly

The women are being trained by members of the Nature Environment and Wildlife Society

Unique Recycled Jungle Gym in the middle of Bankura’s Forest

It is located near the entrance of the forest near Patharmora on Sonamukhi Road

Panchphoran Rui recipe from Jorasanko Thakurbari’s kitchen

Written by Rabindranath’s niece, Pragyasundari Devi

Swimmer Sayani Das becomes first Asian to conquer Molokai Channel

In 2017, Sayani crossed the English Channel

First female farmer of Murshidabad

Her life is an example of grit and courage

I made it into the classroom: Nemai Ghosh on Pratidwandi

The ace photographer on how he finally chose a career

Why Sharmila Tagore gifted Nemai Ghosh a tele-lens on the sets of Aranyer D...

Unknown stories about India’s most famous filmmaker

Firework in your stomach! Dalle Khursani from North Bengal

It is one of the hottest chilies in the world

Chander Pahar’s Diego Alvarez, a fictional character or a real-life?

Diego Alvarez was the most important part of Shankar's life

Bangitola’s heritage Monda

Monda might not have been discovered in Bangitola first, rather it was a sweet of English Bazar

BGBS 2022, the highest earning business summit in Bengal so far

West Bengal received proposals worth Rs 3.42 lakh crore at BGBS

A year without Sankha Ghosh

A true conscience keeper

Ancient monuments unearthed near the Sundarbans of Bangladesh

The site has been unearthed in Rezakpur village of Khulna

Eastern India’s premier neurosciences institute turns 13

On April 15 this year, I-NK celebrated its 13th foundation day

Anjan Chakraborty – the bibliophile of Bijoygarh

He is one of the most recognised bibliophiles in Kolkata

Celebrate Poila Baisakh with specially curated menu at The Salt House

The special menu is based on the menu of The Tangra Project

‘He was one of the best actors in the world,’ Nemai Ghosh on Satyajit R...

Excerpt from Nemai Ghosh’s book Manikda- Memories of Satyajit Ray

Mahakaran Metro Station gets Heritage Gallery for Martyrs

The entire station is being embellished with rare photographs and information on Benoy, Badal and Dinesh’s heroic deeds.

Stuck for Poila Baisakh gifting ideas? How about a box full of the essence ...

The start of the new year is the best time to buy new things

Darjeeling ‘First Flush’ sells at record price, all previous records br...

The season's first flush Darjeeling tea has received a record price of Rs 23,000 per kg.

Sukumar Sen, unsung hero of Indian democracy

Next year marks the 6oth anniversary of India’s first CEC

Suchitra Sen, the recluse with a reason

Years after her passing, her enigma abides

Bagbazar, the ghat neighbourhood of Kolkata

Nearly 100 ghats line the east and west banks of the Hooghly

Jadavpur’s Raja Das creates history by climbing Gojaburu with bare hands

He did not even use the basic tools needed as he climbed up the hill

Why are we letting Bengal’s very own martial arts form die?

Bengal, more than other parts of India, has ties to the lathi

Bengal receives “Most Pro-active States for implementing RCS Scheme” aw...

The government bags the award in the category of “Most Pro-active States for implementing RCS scheme”

Sushil Sen, the teenager who sparked a plot to kill a magistrate

This year marks the 130th birth anniversary of Sushil Sen

Saradindu Bandopadhyay brought in unusual murder weapons

Unusual weapons that detective Byomkesh Bakshi looked for

Giant mural pays tribute to 100 years of Satyajit Ray

The ‘Ray Wall’ is a stone’s throw from the Rabindra Sarobar Metro station

Terracotta art: The beauty of burnt clay

Bengal and terracotta share a lasting bond

One-man army on a cleaning drive, Prashanta Chandra of Midnapore is an insp...

He is often spotted working at all odd hours at different public zones with a broom- sweeping roads, parking lot, marketplace.

Saumyendranath Tagore, the Communist of the Tagore household

He is considered one of the pioneers of the communist movement in India

Piyali Basak -- First Indian woman set to summit Mt. Everest without oxygen...

She is the first Indian civilian to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri without supplementary oxygen

Empowering women alongside a Book fair: That happens only in Kolkata!

Organized by Girl Power Empowerment (GPE) Foundation on the occasion of International Women’s Day

The City of Joy etched in a box of nostalgic memories

Designed and curated by popular artist Uday Deb

Dolls that not only look great, but tell stories from Bengal’s past

The sheer variety of dolls adds to their age-old charm

The peerless Tulsi Chakraborty, and the tears behind the laughter

The legendary actor was born on March 3 in a village in Howrah

How West Bengal’s Student Credit Card scheme can help you on your way

The Student Credit Card scheme covers all higher education courses

Give in to Pareidolia at Maya Art Space

An exhibition of ‘photo narratives’ is on at Maya Art Space

Kolkata Book Fair 2022 will be live. What does this mean?

This is a path-breaking occurrence for an event of this size

What did author Leela Majumdar share in her Rannar Boi?

Leela Majumdar’s Rannar Boi is for the modern woman

A cookbook worthy of a Nobel Prize winner

This is as much a cookbook as it is a social commentary

Big news for poultry farmers as Hooghly youth starts black soldier fly farm...

He started the cultivation of black soldier fly as an alternative source of protein for aquaculture, animal feed, pet food and human nutrition

Meet Richa Ghosh, Bengal’s newest cricket sensation

Richa Ghosh has scored the fastest 50 by an Indian woman

WB Govt turns weavers of Nadia self-reliant through modern power looms

The primary target is to develop infrastructure in a bid to turn self-reliant

Innovative Palanquin Ambulances launched in North Bengal

A pregnant woman of the Dukpa community was brought down for delivery from Buxa hilltop in one such palanquin ambulance

Books are big at The Bengal Store!

We have a literary treasure trove to offer

Tribal Bengal, a book like no other

A look at Bengal’s incredibly rich tribal heritage

High quality affordable art, the theme at MAYA Art Space art fair

The aim is to make art financially accessible to ordinary people

Jibanananda’s Dhanseri, a river in urgent need of rescue

The river now flows through the Jhalkathi district of Bangladesh

Meadow grass instead of tiara, basil leaves for veil: Lentil dumpling pair ...

Even today this custom is observed in different parts of Bengal by fixing a specific date based on star constellation and astrological predictions

Bengali director’s documentary selected at Oscars this year

The documentary revolves around the story of a female Dalit journalist, who runs a unique newspaper called Khabar Lahariya

Kali Temple: The new abode of learning and venue of communal harmony

Breaking religious barriers, it became a hub of knowledge and education

Graceful Trees of Dhakuria Lake – Exotic and Imported from other continen...

These graceful trees around the lake gives a spectacular view

Rare Trees of Dhakuria Lake – Lungs of South Kolkata

The rare trees of Dhakuria Lake have braved several cyclones over the years and yet still standing tall

Bangla Tappa, born from Banjara music popularized by Nidhu Babu

It has roots in the musical journey of caravan travellers of north and north-western India

State to confer heritage status to Ram Mohan’s ancestral home at Radhanag...

To commemorate the 250th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Do your bit for sustainable fashion, check out our handicrafts range

An attempt to promote local artisans and minimal design

Ramdhanu – earliest children’s periodical in Bengali

It used to feature published poems, short stories, plays and novellas and many more articles

West Bengal Forest Department’s conservation drive of rare Batagur Baska ...

It is one of Asia’s largest freshwater and brackish water turtles

Bengal Chamber award honours corporate giants of old Calcutta

The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the oldest in India

Manisha Granthalaya, the bookstore which still sells Russian books

Bringing back a slice of Misha and the Bear!

The Bengal recipients who kept their Padma awards this year

The Padma awards 2022 have generated controversy

How did Netaji bring communal harmony in INA

He believed in co-existence of different faiths

Sabyasachi Haldar’s 'Free Electron Wire' receives US patent

Haldar had acquired patents for his inventions from the US, Britain and China

The winter delight of Bengal, jhola nolen gur

Its exquisite flavour makes it every Bengali household’s winter favourite

Reviving the fading glory of the Bengali cartoon

A look back at India’s first Cartoon Mela, which ended on Jan 5

Kolkata to get brand new Solar Dome

The project is expected to be completed by year-end

Bengali, the first Indian language that Tintin spoke

Tintin has been available in Bengali since 1975

Swami Vivekananda as a Women Activist

He believed that the idea of perfect womanhood is perfect independence

Swami Vivekananda: The socialist who did not follow Marx

His idea of socialism was more of the reformist ideology

Gangotri to Ganga Sagar Walk – Meet Sanjit Das who spreads awareness

He aims to create awareness and sensitize the masses about sustainable environment and living

Swami Vivekananda could relegate Gods of his religion for greater cause of ...

Swami Vivekananda gave clarion call for strength, patriotism and man-making

Swami Vivekananda and his views on World Fashion

His perspective on fashion for women

The bus route between Calcutta and England that crossed 150 borders!

It is considered to be the longest bus route in the world till date.

Sundarbans farmers turn to floating farms to counter cyclone crisis

Seawater intrusion has made large chunks of coastal land useless

How are Mir Jafar and Lord Curzon associated with Kolkata’s National Libr...

Mir Jafar and Lord Curzon were instrumental in growth and development of National Library

Jashoda Mishtanna Bhandar: Tale of an iconic sweetmeat shop

It is traditionally famous for its creamy Laal Mishti Doi

Covid spike prompts restrictions in state

West Bengal has re-introduced some familiar restrictions

The story of ‘Narasinghachandra Dawn & Co, Gun and Rifle Makers

How was Narasinghachandra Dawn & Co set up in Kolkata?

The Kali idol of Kalighat has a significance beyond religion

Temple built in Bengal aatchala architecture

A new museum, the Mounted Police’s end-of-year gift to Kolkata

Kolkata Police’s unique heritage initiatives

Where can you see Kolkata’s tallest Christmas tree?

At 54 feet, this a fairly large tree even by global standards

Gobindaram, the nationalist who preceded Indian nationalism

Calcutta’s ‘Black Zamindar’ was also a pioneering patriot

A shola Christmas tree? Why not?

A city hotel revisits Bengal's cultural heritage

Kolkata heralds winter with Christmas Festival on Park Street

The festival begins today and will continue until Dec 30

Netaji in books and cinema: The good and the not so good

What are the best sources to learn about Netaji?

Has the Bengal Tiger truly returned to Buxa Tiger Reserve?

A lone tiger has been spotted at Buxa reserve recently

Scientist from Bengal, Anirban Das develops special boots for Siachen Jawan...

Das recently earned the 'Best Innovator Award' from the Indian government for his major utilitarian invention

Newly re-launched Elephant Safari beckons trippers at Gorumara Sanctuary

Tourists interested in going on a safari can now book their tickets online

Ratna Chakraborty, the freedom fighter who cleaned toilets

On Bijay Dibas, the incredible story of a true braveheart

Sundarban Dibas highlights the critical need for mangrove conservation

If this ecosystem vanishes, we risk the destruction of mainland Bengal

Kolkata’s Neena Gupta wins Ramanujan Prize

Gupta is the third woman to receive this prestigious award

India’s first Bengali literature festival turns seven

The festival was conceptualized in 2015 at Oxford Bookstores

Celebrating 'laughter maker' Shibram on his birthday

His creations are a treasure trove of Bengali literature

Netaji on film, has justice been done?

How has the Indian silver screen treated Netaji?

Did you know India’s 2nd Largest Church stands in Raigunj of Bengal?

St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral is popularly known as the Raiganj Church.

Shankar at 87, may the joy never fade

Awards have not done justice to his stunning popularity

Rare Bird, sighted 170 years ago, seen again in Darjeeling

Satyr Tragopan is found in the Himalayan range of Sikkim and Bhutan

East Midnapore brings back native, lost fish varieties of Bengal

Flood-affected pisciculturists can finally breathe a sigh of relief

Kalna Scientist Arindam Modak features in world’s top scientist list

Arindam Modak's field of research is energy and environment

Alipurduar’s scientist Souvik Basu gets call from NASA to probe sun parti...

Basu been invited to work as a Research Scientist at Lockheed Martin company

‘Germany felt that Russia should invade India’

How Netaji misread the Nazi government

Bengali scientist Uttirna Mukherjee joins mission to save International Spa...

Mukherjee and her colleagues are continuously advising the astronauts on board the ISS on how to avert disaster

Try some piping hot soup this winter

The best soup joints of Kolkata

Complex heart surgery at NRS saves child, cost only Rs 2 under Shishu-Sathi...

A brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, this scheme provides free treatment to children undergoing heart surgeries

Story of Dhaka University – The Museum of Bhasha Andolan

In this 3-episode series, GB delves into the past and present of Dhaka University, which has remained a historical landmark for the struggle for freedom

Order your pack of Mango Magic online from The Bengal Store

Mango is the king of all Indian fruits, and we show you exactly what you can do with it

New NATMO Monograph on Bengal’s Shaktipeeths to promote pilgrimage touris...

Bengal will soon have a detailed map to promote tourism along the Shaktipeeth trail

Kolkata Police rewarded for keeping city heritage safe

Many of the buildings belonging to the force are heritage structures

Will Kolpotoru, the famous paan shop of Kolkata, survive?

Listen to the electrical engineer who runs Kolpotoru Paan shop

Cholo Kheli – A noble KP initiative to touch upon a child’s life

Kolkata Police and Trisys Foundation’s has recently launched Cholo Kheli

'Pujor Gaan', and what happened to it

A special album had to have a Puja release

West Bengal becomes a forerunner in discovery of new plants and animal spec...

ZSI has enlisted 30 new animal species from Bengal discovered in the state last year

Not just a freedom fighter, Chittaranjan Das was a poet too

Remembering Das on his birth anniversary

Ghatak's war between 'Man and Machine'

Ritwik Ghatak's Ajantrik was a revolutionary film

West Burdwan Teacher transforms village streets into classrooms

Fondly known as ‘Rastar master’ (teacher of the streets), Nayak teaches almost all subjects

From Kali to Jagannath to Star Theatre, a walk to remember

Another walk through Calcutta’s past

Durga Puja or art show? Maya Art Space hosts a to and fro

Maya’s seventh ‘Pujo Shilpo’ adda was held recently

The Melody, the shop that still repairs Uttam Kumar’s harmonium

Iconic Rashbehari shop that has its named entwined with legends

Walking down College Street, home to temples of learning

Our walk turns to one of the city’s most notable neighbourhoods

Azad Hind, the government that saw the future

Arzī Hukumat-e-Azad Hind was formed in Singapore in 1943

Remembering Jibanananda Das on his death anniversary

Why is Jibanananda’s Banalata Sen a cult poem?

Sonachari – the new Silk woven by Bengal’s rural weavers

Sonamukhi has grown into one of the state's major silk weaving centers

Giant Jilipis of Kenjakura

'Jilipi' is believed to have travelled all the way from Persia to Bengal during the medieval age

Celebrating Durga, celebrating autumn

Autumnscape is all about the joy of being Bangali

Baroyari pujas and the age-old custom of ‘Pujor chanda’

By 1840, ‘Pujor chanda’ had become a menace

More than a 300-year-old Chandannagar’s Mondal Bari Puja

Get to know of their unique Kalabou ritual

Hooghly artist creates history by drawing CM’s miniature on palm leaf

Ghosh's amazing feat has not only made his hometown proud, but the entire state is basking in his reflected glory

The house that celebrates Durga Puja with patriotic songs

Rare Puja rituals of Kolkata's Hathkhola Dutta Bari

Chittaranjan Das to Subhash Bose – illustrious Presidents of Baghbazar Sa...

For more than a century, 'Baghbazar Sarbojanin Durgotsav' has been a silent witness to the changing times

Water ambulance service launched for residents of Sundarbans

The new water ambulance will be of great assistance to the residents of the remote delta islands

Three Kolkata Restaurants get Heritage plaque – Mocambo, Kwality & Trinca...

With the newly bestowed Heritage Plaques, these three restaurants might turn into iconic puja hotspots this year

On World Animal Day, a Kolkata hospital is asking for your help

An international day of action for animal rights and welfare

Jute Durga Idol with a difference – made by orphans of Nimtouri Orphanage...

All members of Nimtouri Home are working diligently to present a spectacular show for the audience during the Pujas

Lost in obscurity, Calcutta’s oldest surviving temples

Our walk continues along the temple trail

Jalpaiguri tops Bengal language list with a diversity of 98 dialects

The district is a shining example of unity despite the multiplicity of dialects spoken here

Where did Sri Ramkrishna come to meet his Daayar Sagar?

Iconic building still stands tall in Kolkata

‘Tola, ‘Para’ and ‘Tala’: What Kolkata’s old place names tell u...

Two forces behind the growth of Calcutta were commerce and military might

Did you know Behala is older than 330-year-old Kolkata?

Part of the city that is more ancient than Kolkata! Some say 800-years-old

Old Calcutta’s temple trail, a cultural odyssey

Kolkata’s religious heritage and its origins

Sarat Bose, the older brother who stayed in the background

The eighth edition of ‘The Anita Dialogues’

Will SD and RD's home truly become a museum?

Kolkata Municipal Corporation has plans to buy the property

Bengal’s Alpona has its roots in Harappan Civilisation!

This art is thought to be 40,000 years old

Kolkata Blue Plaque, a drive to make heritage part of daily life

The scheme is modelled on the London Blue Plaque

Kolkata safest city for elderly too

Data gathered from NCRB 2020 report

Poison Info Centre of RG Kar gets a prestigious place in WHO list

Only Government Hospital in India to get this position

Kolkata is Safest Metro to live in as per National Crime Records Bureau dat...

Data shows Kolkata has recorded the lowest rate of cognizable offences

Euro-style Vistadome trains usher in a big boost to North Bengal tourism

North Bengal’s 'Vistadome luxury train service' has become the talk of the town, with tourists comparing the experience to that of Swiss Euro Rail

Tea stall that perennially shares food with penniless nomads: Meet the Karm...

The Karmakars have been feeding poor people every day with a missionary zeal

Burdwan boy gets prestigious US scholarship for research on growing rice in...

Akash Dutta is preparing to travel to the US to conduct research on how to genetically modify plants to generate more sustainable species

Minaret sculptors of Kanthalia in Murshidabad hold on to dying art

The potters of Kanthalia village are the exclusive minaret makers in the country

‘Pandu Rajar Dhipi’ – Bengal’s Chalcolithic site could be as old as...

An archaeological marvel signifying a rich heritage, it once ran parallel to the late Harappan era

Walking through the centre of Kolkata

Kolkata’s native aristocracy in focus

Beliaghata Gandhi Bhavan: Epicentre of fight against communalism

The building that bears witness to a vital chapter of Indian history

Sculptor’s wonder: Creative ‘Bus House’ of Bolpur

Potter from Bengal creates a unique art form with commercial success too

GB Exclusive: Darjeeling Zoo set to be revamped on Prague Zoo model

An agreement (MoU) has been signed between the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) and Prague Zoo authorities

A walk down Sealdah and Bowbazar, among the oldest areas of Kolkata

Sealdah was intrinsic to the growth of the city

National Handicraft Award for women mat makers of Medinipur

Both women are from Sabang in Paschim Medinipur

Gumghar Lane & Hospital – Where People were Quarantined in British Kolkat...

The famous hospital in central Kolkata is currently the centre for treating covid-19 patients

Go see a Kolkata ‘mess bari’ before it vanishes

Yet another way of life is on its way out in the city

Rituparno Ghosh special, Part I: 'His bottom line was, I want it done’

Composer-music director Prabuddha Banerjee in conversation about his memories of Rituparno Ghosh

How did Bengal’s only classical music gharana originate?

Tracing the rise and fall of Bishnupur Gharana

Walking around the ‘native’ palaces of Kolkata

The ninth episode of our walk around Kolkata

What makes Pather Panchali a timeless chart topper?

The film released on this day in 1955

From kebabs to fruits, walking through the bazaars of old Kolkata

Musical instruments, wigs, hookahs, attar, take your pick

As Jhulan starts tomorrow, GB takes you to Jhulan Bari of Kolkata

200-year-old heritage house with a narrow hanging lane between two houses!

In Kolkata’s 331st year, a look at its oldest road

The road supposedly took its name from a notorious robber

RYDE – ‘All Day Same Fare’ App Cab launched in Kolkata

Services will be available 24X7 and the fare will be the same throughout the day

Gold Mask for Durga Idol to spread Pandemic awareness

To raise public awareness, the Durga idol at Baguiati Pujo Club will be wearing a mask this year

Taki, the land of zamindars, has a diverse cultural legacy

Experience a relaxing weekend getaway at a Bagan Bari resort

‘Colours of Kolkata’ the new graffiti revolution launched by WBTC

‘Colours of Kolkata’ campaign starts from Park Circus and will cover most of the depots’ walls until Durga Puja

The Prophet of Indian Nationalism

Shri Aurobindo Ghosh’s 149th birth anniversary

The ghats of Kolkata, a walk like no other

The seventh episode of our walk around Kolkata

Evolution of the Bengali chorchori

A time-saving Bengali recipe that used to feed joint families once upon a time

Coochbehar, the land of kings

Coochbehar is the only completely planned town in northern Bengal

Tree plantation drive for a greener Maidan

Kolkata has launched a tree plantation initiative in response to the devastation caused by numerous cyclones

Bengal’s MR Bangur given India’s Best District Hospital tag by Niti Aay...

During the COVID-19 2nd wave, it became the first government Covid facility to introduce virtual visiting hours for its patients

Bengal starts Tree Ambulance service

The Tree Ambulance, accompanied by plant experts, is ready to help increase Mother Nature's green cover

Season’s tallest Durga idol sets sail for USA

A 10-feet tall idol of Goddess Durga has been shipped to the United States

First robotic kidney transplant of Eastern India performed in Kolkata

Robot Assisted Kidney Transplantation (RAKT) is pushing the boundaries of robotic surgery

West Bengal kick starts CNG buses to reduce fare during diesel price rise

The dual fuel engine introduced by the State Transport Department of Bengal is both environmental friendly and economically viable

Four decades after death, India’s IVF baby pioneer gets state recognition...

Dr Subhash Mukhopadhyay was ostracized in his lifetime

West Bengal Government executes massive Mangrove Plantation in Sundarbans

South 24-Parganas district administration has finalized plans to plant 7.5 crores mangrove sapling

Kolkata gives Zoological Survey its first woman director

Dr Dhriti Banerjee is a Presidency alumnus

A city book shop selling books by kilos

You get brand new titles and old priceless books

West Bengal Government recieves multiple SKOCH Awards

West Bengal Government's hard work brings accolades with multiple SKOCH Awards

Chandannagar Jagaddhatri Puja committees receive vaccine boost

The vaccination programme is being held at Rabindra Bhaban

‘Telebhaja’ for Re 1, Ghugni for Rs 2

A shop in Burdwan that caters to the poor

Documentary with strong Bengal connect wins Golden Eye at Cannes

Payal Kapadia’s first feature ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’ bagged the prestigious Golden Eye Award for ‘Best Documentary’ at the Cannes Film Festival 2021

‘Once Upon A Time in Calcutta’ gets selected at Venice Film Festival

National Award-winner Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s third feature, ‘Once Upon A Time In Calcutta,’ has been selected in the prestigious upcoming 78th Venice Film Festival

Graduate from Kolkata Medical College tops AIIMS entrance Exam

Another medical graduate from Malda, has ranked seventh in the same examination

On the waterfront: a walk along the Hooghly

The Hooghly made Calcutta attractive to European traders

‘Germany only helped India as much as it suited them’

Presenting the eighth edition of The Anita Dialogues

West Bengal Tourism Department and France join hands for Chandannagar reviv...

The French settlement in Chandannagar came up in 1692

World War I, immortalised by Bengal’s soldiers

As a British colony, India was dragged into the war

Ilish recipes from Narayanganj and Barishal

This monsoon ride on a nostalgic high!

Kolkata’s first linguistic interpreter recruited by East India Company wa...

How Ratan Sarkar saved the day for Basaks and Seths

Remembering the doctor who created India's first and world's second test tu...

The first test tube baby of India, Durga was born under Dr Mukhopadhyay

Walk on for a perfect balance of religion and commerce

The fifth episode of our customised walk around old Kolkata

A spectacular comeback for Bengal's Sutirtha Mukherjee

Sutirtha Mukherjee won her debut match at the Tokyo Olympics, beating Sweden's Linda Bergström

Looking back at Goutam Ghose's iconic movie 'Paar'

On his birthday, GB pays tribute to director Ghose and his protest movies

City’s beloved Prachi cinema beats pandemic blues with a new look

The ‘Prachi model’ could well become an example

The British war memorial in Kolkata built by melting enemy cannons!

Have you ever been to Pepper Pot near Prinsep Ghat?

Mirik, the magic is just beginning

Mirik is surrounded by several well-known and picturesque tea estates

Kolkata street where Rabindranath wrote Nirjhare Swapnobhanga

Sudder Street is a meeting place of multi-cultural people

The places of worship in old Calcutta, and what we learn from them

A walk around Canning Street and Brabourne Road

Plagiarized by Spielberg, Ray’s ‘The Alien’ failed to land in Bengal!...

Spielberg’s ‘E.T.’ would not have been possible without Satyajit Ray’s script for ‘The Alien’

Negative RTPCR or double vaccination must for tourists in WB

State government steps up drive against third wave

Where boats do not sail, but weave a thousand stories

GB visits 'Boat Museum' of Kolkata

Environmental award for Kolkata CP Soumen Mitra

The commissioner is also a heritage conservationist

Esplanade, the beating heart of old Calcutta

A walk around the old commercial hub

Rath Yatra, a global festival

The festival has long transcended geographical boundaries

Swami Vivekananda’s love for Khichuri and his special recipe

The term khichuri (khicṛī) is derived from the Sanskrit khiccā, a dish of rice and legumes

The quiet passing of Bengal’s double Olympic gold medallist

Keshav Chandra Dutt has left us far more quietly than he should have

Hon’ble CM launches drive to place Bengal on global tourism map

Tourism Minister Indranil Sen embarks on implementation tour

Kolkata’s Arushi Pant receives this year’s prestigious Diana Award

Since the age of 10, Pant worked on a child protection project in the rural districts of West Bengal

Kurseong in the rains, an experience not to be missed

Kurseong was beloved of Netaji Subhas Bose and his family

Dokra handicraft, a thing of ancient beauty

The Bengal Store’s Dokra pieces retain all their original beauty

Octogenarian village chef Pushparani Sarkar turns Youtube Sensation

Pushparani’s channel Villfood, now boasts of 1.47 million subscribers

Remembering the mystic music of Bhaba Pagla

In celebration of Bhaba Pagla’s deeply philosophical spirit

From Jhargram to Tokyo Olympics! Pranati Nayak, India’s lone gymnast from...

Pranati Nayak is the only other female gymnast from India to qualify for the Olympics after Dipa Karmakar

State launches student credit card, following Mamata’s election promise

The scheme offers loans to students in Class 10 and above

Take Bengal’s Mango Tourism trail to see how much you don’t know

West Bengal still grows over 150 varieties of mangoes

The many good things about pure ghee

While artificial ghee can poison your system, natural ghee does the opposite

Michael Madhusudan, the genius who lost his way

Remembering one of Bengal’s greatest literary figures

West Bengal Government launches Lakshmi Bhandar scheme to help poor familie...

The scheme will provide financial aid to women heads of families

A little bit of BBD Bag, a whole lot of Calcutta

Yet more vignettes of Kolkata’s heritage on our weekly walk

Organisers, priests, idol makers to get vaccines before Pujas in Howrah

Howrah health administration has set a target of 20,000 vaccinations daily

Bengal and its ITIs top India’s skill development charts

The state currently has 272 ITIs, 153 polytechnics, and 21 pharmacy institutes

A lifetime in 11 years, the Netaji-Emilie saga

The June edition of ‘The Anita Dialogues’ marks the first time Emilie met Subhas

KMC starts first COVID safe home for children in Kolkata

Preparation for 3rd COVID wave in full swing

West Bengal Government to recruit 32,000 teachers this year

State Government to carry out recruitment process in the education sector

Chandannagar Assembly Constituency shows the way with 'Duare Vaccine'

Most elderly residents of the town have been covered by the programme

Enjoy the lockdown with your very own customised Kolkata Walk

Take small steps towards a post-Covid world

Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting, joint creators of Durand history

Kolkata’s Durand connection began with Mohun Bagan 1oo years ago

CM launches second phase of ‘Krishak Bandhu’, to benefit 60 lakh farmer...

The scheme also makes provisions for agricultural labourers and sharecroppers

Famous Field Recordist Deben Bhattacharya who made Music on desert roads

Meet the Bengali who introduced Bengal’s traditional folk music to the world arena

Baranti, the dream eco-tourism destination

Baranti is a small tribal village in Raghunathpur subdivision of Purulia district

Dhrupad maestro Bahadur Khan popularized the Bishnupur Gharana

Was Bahadur Khan honoured by king of Bishnupur?

First rail link between Bengal and Sikkim promises boost for tourism

The Sevoke-Rangpo Rail Project was proposed when Mamata Banerjee was Railway Minister

Did Tagore compose Jana Gana Mana in praise of King George V?

Well, the answer is NO and was clarified by the poet himself in a letter written in 1937

Barrackpore, the ancient town the British 'adopted'

Long before it became India's first British cantonment, Barrackpore was an ancient settlement